Boston Legal (2004–2008)
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Lori and Brad defend a woman who is accused of killing her husband and his mistress. Alan's life becomes in danger when he helps a woman whose ex-husband plans to kidnap their children.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Shore
Tara Wilson
Sally Heep
Brad Chase
Denny Crane
A.D.A. John Shubert
Susan May
Detective Wayne Farley
Nora Jacobs
Julio Flores
Dr. Herbert Waylon
Dr. Lee Chang
Carmen Flores


Alan helps a woman to keep her ex-husband kidnapping her children over the holidays. The situation escalates when the ex-husband comes to Crane, Poole and Schmidt to see Alan. Lori and Brad defend a woman who seems to have killed her husband and his mistress. Written by bd

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19 December 2004 (USA)  »

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Lori Colson: Your Honor, if we wanted to argue Insanity, we simply could have plead it.
Judge Phillip Stevens: Except you don't want to argue it, Counsel. You want to argue Not Guilty and have Insanity as a fall-back. Two defenses for the price of one.
Lori Colson: I'm sure you'll properly instruct against Insanity.
Judge Phillip Stevens: Yes. And I'm sure the Jury will listen.
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Referenced in Boston Legal: 'Til We Meat Again (2005) See more »

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great episode from BL
6 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love this episode I like the whole storyline where Denny takes it on himself to help Alan's life after been endangered by a client. Thanks Boston Legal my top class show. I hope they the network review Boston legal and make another series at least four because it is on its way to becoming a really successful spin off like Frasier was from Cheers. Also this episode Denny crane shows another side to him that there is things he cares about I.E Alan shore actually i hope they make more episodes with people lives in danger they have done two in the past i can remember like Shirley been kidnapped and hold hostage by Jerry. Keep them coming Boston Legal.

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